Braces or suspenders are growing in popularity even
though some would argue that they are outdated. They
are seen more as a fashion accessory rather than a
practical item of clothing that is used to hold up trousers
or skirts. Braces are for both men and women.
Modern braces are attached to the waistline of trousers or
skirts with either buttons or clips. Both have been available
for over 100 years. Clip on braces are more popular as
there is no need to modify the garments with buttons. The
rear clips are attached halfway between the crotch seem
the side seem at the back and then about 100 mm (or 4")
of center at the front. It is best to attach the rear clips prior
to pulling the garments on. The attachment of the button
braces is straight forward. Once you have pulled on the
garment, and the straps are over the shoulder, attach the
front clips. It is as easy as that!
Braces are often worn by men when they are out to impress,
such as formal functions when coat is worn. When the coat
is removed the "look" is vastly different and less formal. The
braces are usually conservative or classic in style and color.
From a fashion perspective, wearing braces instead of a belt
makes the masculine profile more distinctive, particularly for
men with broad shoulders. Braces are also worn as symbols
by other subcultures in our society, for instance punk and
indie communities often wear patterned and coloured
garments. When worn over T-shirts the appearance is more
A growing number of women wear braces. This started in the
1960's with the first popular "unisex" outfits. Generally,
woman especially younger women choose narrow braces
with feminine patterns.
Today, most braces can be worn by either men or women.
They are comfortable because they avoid tight clothing and
allow trousers and skirts to hang naturally from the waist.
The benefits of wearing braces for
men and women are:
They are fashionable and can provide distinctive
appearance and style
They allow the wearer to wear trousers or skirts at any
They are inexpensive when compared with other
They are available online at good value
Get your body into braces and enjoy the benefits that the
smart wearer enjoys. These items can be purchased
from a fashion store or an online store. When buying
from an online, it is best to confirm that the seller is a